January 2012

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RIM has spent the last 18 months falling behind the market and off the path of their strategic vision. They have clearly moved from market leader to fast-follower. Add to that, a change in leadership was announced Sunday night, during the NFL semi-final game between the NY Giants and the San Francisco 49ers. With the appointment…

Read more RIM: Outlier or Innovator?

Originally posted on Public Relations Rogue:
Every year, I pay close attention to Mary Meeker’s annual presentation on internet trends. Meeker, one-time analyst at Morgan Stanley and now partner at Kleiner Perkins, has become famous (some would say infamous) for her internet analysis and market projections. Her presentation and commentary is always worthwhile for any…

While Research in Motion Company (RIM) is not at the brink of bankruptcy (yet), they are at a clear crisis point – a crisis of leadership and brand that has come on the heels of a disastrous 2011. They have lost their innovation mojo and the past 12 months were a cluttered timeline of poor…

Read more BlackBerry–Research in Motion: A Crisis in Leadership May Require More Than a Few Legos

What is Value Innovation? We look at the diagram  and see two triangles, one inverted on the other and a diamond in the middle. So, what does that mean? Quite simply, it is the core construct for creating a Blue Ocean strategy: it is the synchronous pursuit of lowering costs associated with competing in your…

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